I’ve spent most of my life ‘in the saddle,’ having first sat on a horse at age five. Over thirty years later, I can look back now and say horses have played a huge role in shaping who I am today. They make me a better parent (patience is a must), a better friend (compassion brings you closer), and a better worker (dedication brings rewards). Any horse person reading this likely just nodded their head.
I grew up in Virginia spending nearly every weekend at some sort of horse event. Thank you, Mom! Though I still have the competitive spirit in me, these days my life is about finding balance between parenting and working. My current horse, Quillane Galaxy, is a Section D Welsh Cob. Having raised him from a 4 month old, I enjoy the special bond we have. Plus he makes a great model for practice shoots as his personality of the day (yes, there are several) comes through in the photos.
Capturing the beauty of the horse in photography is a wonderful challenge. Whether it’s a classic or whimsical shot, each photo has a raw and real feeling to it. As much as I’ve wished for it, I haven’t yet met a horse that will do exactly as I ask for the perfect picture! I enjoy getting to know the riders and owners and hearing them talk about their horses. I enjoy even more when they look at the pictures we’ve created together and truly smile.
Pictured: Lara and Galaxy, photo taken by my husband